Monday, August 17, 2009

Mmm - who switched off the wind!

Well it's been a case of feast then famine! Since the wind blasted month of July the month of August has not delivered, not even the normally windy period of the first 2 weeks of August delivered anything. Statistically it's windy almost every year during the first two weeks of August - this is was spotted way back in the 1800's by a weatherman Buchann who realised that the 8-12th Aug were always windy - remember the 1979 Fastnet race! Well not this year!!
But all is not quiet, fellow Hotsails sailor Martyn Ogier has been out in Karpathos squeezing everything out of his Hotsails GPS's to get them up to 37knts. The speed was good but not enough to get him into the top ten, but he was the fastest Brit. Check out his blog at On final note, some of you will remember that I won the top prize in the New Zealand wave sailing nationals and took home a new Carbon Art wave board 10 years ago this October - well the green machine will soon be back on the water and Bob Warry is just finishing her refurb off and Carbon Art want to do a report on the board etc. - I'll keep you posted and get some pics up soon. I'm off to Crozon in Brittainy next week - I'll be 2 mins drive from Goulien/La Palue one of the best wave spots in France wish me wind!

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